FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type IAIT-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Monte Iato / Iaitas
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-2.2 (vughy), 1.6, 1x 2.4 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, yellowish, reddish, clear, <0.04-0.8
mica infrequent, spherical - subspherical, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate riddled with?, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subspherical, white, yellowish-white, 2x 0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish-brown, red, <0.04-0.8
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.28
foraminifera singular, very spherical, grey, 0.08-0.36
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